Globe Travel Awards 2017 :: Special Awards
12 January 2017 | Grosvenor House, London

Special Awards

Innovation in Travel Award

This award is presented to a company that has launched an innovation or development - not necessarily technology-related - that has had a clear impact in the market, helping the company solve a problem, stand out from competitors or meet the needs of its target customers.  Open to any travel business operating in, or from the UK - either self nomination or via nomination by a business partner or associate -  entries will be considered by a panel of industry leaders.  

Closing date for entries: Wednesday 23rd November 2016.  

The 2017 shortlist is:


Black Tomato 

Discover the World 

Flash Pack

Much Better Adventures

Rentalcars Connect


The Penny Akam Unsung Hero Award

This very special award was introduced in 2010 to commemorate the life of Penny Akam who organised the Globe Travel Awards for so many years and who lost her battle with cancer in 2008.   Penny was passionate about our Industry and worked tirelessly with great dedication to make the Globe Travel Awards the event it is today.   The Penny Akam Unsung Hero Award, recognising unsung heroes in the travel industry, is presented to an individual who characterises the special qualities that Penny embodied. 

If you know of a travel agent or supplier who you feel fits the bill of unsung hero - someone for whom nothing is ever too much trouble and for whom going the extra mile is an everyday occurrence then please submit an entry giving details in no more than 750 words to no later than 7th December 2016.

Please ensure your entry has the name and contact details of the person you are nominating as well as details of why you feel they are deserving of this very special and personal award.

The recipient of this award will be announced at the ceremony.